In memory of Simon

PUBLISHED: 11:11 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009

Simon Lewis: Lost his battle with cancer aged just 37

Simon Lewis: Lost his battle with cancer aged just 37

A MANAGING director who always put other people before himself has died of cancer, aged just 37. An estate agent for over 20 years, Simon Lewis loved his job as MD at Wrights in Hatfield and as a director at Fine and Country in Brookmans Park. Friends a

A MANAGING director "who always put other people before himself" has died of cancer, aged just 37.

An estate agent for over 20 years, Simon Lewis loved his job as MD at Wrights in Hatfield and as a director at Fine and Country in Brookmans Park.

Friends and colleagues are setting up a charitable foundation in his memory to raise funds for the Willow Foundation.

His mother Barbara Lewis said Simon would be "sorely missed".

"Simon was a well-loved member of the community; he was a unique character who did a lot for charity. He was a very brave person right to the last.

"I am an extremely proud mother."

Malcolm Lindley, managing director at Fine and Country, said Simon joined the firm nearly two years ago.

He said: "Sadly and almost immediately Simon was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

"Many of us may have turned to the wall or gone off to fulfil some unfulfilled lifetime ambition. But Simon fulfilled his ambition to drive Fine and Country forward.

"He donated £500 from every commission received to the Willow Foundation."

In his memory, the Simon Lewis Foundation has been set up to assist Old Hatfield-based Willow Foundation in raising funds to give special days to seriously ill young adults.

Before he died on Wednesday, Simon, who lived in Walker Grove, Hatfield, left a message to say thank you to all those who worked with him and gave him tremendous joy within an industry he adored.

Simon's funeral takes place on Thursday, February 21, at 10am at St Etheldreda's Church, Old Hatfield.

To support the foundation contact Fine and Country's HQ on 0207 073 1515.

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